The Cheeke Family

Mary Selina Kilroy (Cheeke) Hughes

Birth: 1899, in Muizenberg, Cape Colony

Father: William Alexander Mosely Cheeke

Mother: Mary Josephine (Lowry) Cheeke

Married: William Bromfield Hughes on 29 August 1922, in St Matthew's church, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.
William is listed as a bachelor, aged 27, born in London, England, the son of Joseph E. Hughes and Sarah Margaret Griffith. He is a farmer. Mary is listed as a spinster, aged 23, born in Musemberg, South Africa, the daughter of William Alexander Cheeke and Mary Josephine Lowry.

William was born in 1894, in Fulham district, London. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Royal Garrison Artillery on 10 June 1917 (London Gazette 29 June 1917 p6497). William died on 5 December 1970, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Death: 27 December 1976, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

1901: Scallanstown, Ardbraccan, county Meath
1911: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire: Mary Selina Kilroy Cheeke is aged 11, born in Cape Town, Africa


William Alexander Mosely Cheeke

Birth: 31 March 1873, in Paddington district, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Father: George Ashwin Cheeke

Mother: Selina (Long) Cheeke

Education: Cheltenham College
Cheltenham College Register (1890) p391
Cheeke, William Alexander, son of George Ashwin Cheeke, Esq., New Court, Cheltenham; born 31st March, 1873. 10M-, Day Boy.

Married: Mary Josephine Lowry on 1 June 1898, in the church of Donaghpatrick, Navan, county Meath, Ireland
William Alexander Mosely Cheeke is recorded as a bachelor, of full age, the son of George A. Cheeke, gentleman. William is a civil engineer, resident at Bachelor's Lodge, Navan. Mary Josephine Lowry is recorded as a spinster, of full age, the daughter of Joseph Lowry, gentleman. She is resident at Bachelor's Lodge, Navan. The marriage was witnessed by George A. Cheeke and George Herbert Lowry.

Occupation: Civil Engineer. William was elected an Associate Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers on 11 April 1899.

Notes: William served in World War I. He was commissioned as a temporary captain in the Royal Engineers on 11 May 1916 (London Gazette 9 May 1916 p4647). William was awarded the Order of the White Eagle, 5th Class in September 1918 (Edinburgh Gazette 13 September 1918 p3244).

Death: 15 January 1923, in Dublin South district, county Dublin, Ireland, aged 49

Census & Addresses:
1900: c/o T. Stewart, 6 St. George's Chambers, Cape Town, Cape Colony (List of Members of the Institute of Civil Engineers 1900 p131)
1901: Kensington, London: William A. M. Cheeke, aged 28, born Sydney, N.S.W., occupation - Civil Engineer
1902: Bachelor's Lodge, Navan, county Meath (List of Members of the Institute of Civil Engineers 1902 p139)
1904: Baulking Grange, Faringdon, Berkshire (List of Members of the Institute of Civil Engineers 1904 p145)
1906: 2 Lower Merrion Street, Dublin, county Dublin (List of Members of the Institute of Civil Engineers 1906 p150)
1908: 2 Lower Merrion Street, Dublin, county Dublin (Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers 1908 p153)
1911: 96 St. Stephen's Green South, Dublin, county Dublin


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